Folklore tells that the first settler at Skógar (a community near Skógafoss falls), Þrasi Þorolfsson, hid a chest filled with gold coins behind the falls. When the sun is shining, legend says you can see his gold glittering through the water. Though many have tried to find the chest, folk lore tells a young man once succeeded. He tied a rope to its ring and pulled, but only succeeded in retrieving the ring, which was later used for the church door at Skogar. The brass handle from this chest of gold is now one of the prize possessions of the Skogar Museum.
You can explore a 360 degree view of the waterfall and the surrounding terrain here: http://www.360cities.net/
There’s another virtual tour here, and you can ‘visit’ other sites in Iceland: http://
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